Regular primary care visits linked to better control of diabetes mellitus
from Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine via Healio
Consistent primary care utilization is associated with blood pressure and glycemic control among American Indian/Alaska native adults with diabetes mellitus, according to a recently published study. "Coordinated patient-centered primary care can improve health outcomes for patients with [diabetes mellitus], and access to primary care providers can reduce emergency department use, hospitalizations, morbidity, mortality and cost," Matthew D. Berman, Ph.D., of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska, and colleagues wrote.
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